Nissan takes control of Mitsubishi with Ghosn as chairmanThu, 20, Oct 2016
Carlos Ghosn officially folded troubled Mitsubishi into the Renault-Nissan alliance and put himself at the helm, with expectations for hundreds of millions of dollars in savings as his group joins an exclusive club of automakers operating at a massive scale.
Ghosn set to add Mitsubishi chairman role, reports sayWed, 19, Oct 2016
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn is set to become chairman of Mitsubishi Motors when Nissan takes a controlling stake in the smaller automaker, reports said. Ghosn, 62, has asked Mitsubishi Chairman Osamu Masuko to remain president, one report said.
China's LeEco stumbles out of gate with U.S. debut of autonomous carWed, 19, Oct 2016
Chinese technology company LeEco on Wednesday made an inauspicious entry into the race to develop self-driving electric cars when its prototype car could not make it down the runway during an introduction in San Francisco. Le Holdings Co. planned to unveil its self-driving car prototype as part of a splashy U.S. launch for an array of technology products and services, including phones, televisions and entertainment production.
Renault-Nissan creates tech division to accelerate mobility pushTue, 18, Oct 2016
Nissan, aiming to parry rivals from Silicon Valley and emerge a leader in next-generation mobility, is forming a 300-person in-house startup division with French partner Renault to focus on software development, cloud engineering and big-data analytics.
End of the line for a road warriorMon, 17, Oct 2016
The Ford Falcon, a nameplate in production longer than even the Ford Mustang, finally ended production Oct. 7 after 56 years. No Falcons were built in the U.S. after 1971, but the car lived on through several more generations in Australia ever since.
Toyota lures another partner into its orbitMon, 17, Oct 2016
Toyota and Suzuki say they will consider partnering. But behind the scenes before last week’s announcement, two scions pondered their changing worlds.
Volvo owner Geely prepares launch of new car brandFri, 14, Oct 2016
Chinese automaker Geely is set to launch a new car brand - Lynk & Co - on Oct. 20 using a platform developed with Volvo, sources said. The brand's cars are expected to go on sale first in China and later in Europe and the U.S.
Hyundai reaches tentative wage deal with South Korean unionWed, 12, Oct 2016
Hyundai reached a tentative wage pact with its South Korean labor union today, a union official told Reuters, after the automaker's worst-ever industrial strike disrupted output at its key domestic production base.
GM sets sights on China car sharing with new ventureTue, 11, Oct 2016
General Motors aims to expand its car sharing business through a new tie-up with a Chinese technology company to explore new mobility in the world's biggest car market.
Two finalists expected to be named in Takata bid processTue, 11, Oct 2016
The list of suitors for embattled automotive safety products supplier Takata is expected to be reduced to two following a meeting in New York or Detroit at the end of this month.
Hyundai to resume wage talks with union in S. Korea after strikesTue, 11, Oct 2016
The union that represents most workers at Hyundai's South Korea factories plans to resume wage talks with management on Wednesday after months of strikes in the automaker's worst-ever industrial dispute, disrupting output at its key domestic production base.
Lincoln nearly triples China sales in Q3Mon, 10, Oct 2016
The Lincoln brand nearly tripled its China sales in the third quarter to 8,546 vehicles, the company said today.